well, i wasnt a sloth. i took long walks on the beach, went bike riding,etc. and i wasnt over-indulging in unsual amounts of carbs. a lot of protein based meals.
today, i had similar problems as yesterday, and last night and this morning before i even started were pretty lousy also. but i persevered. tomorrow i plan to do things differently.
ANOTHER WEIRD SWIM EXPERIMENT #2:
Despite my hard swim yesterday and my moderate carb/ high protein dinner last night, i spiked twice last night. first to 144, then i did a correction, and then a little later at 1am all the way up to 189!!!
but then this morning, although my BGs were running a little high (for me), i was on target for my swim prep. (110 ). i was doing just fine on ZB for 1.5 hours. i did not go higher than 119. but then, within 1/2 hour, i spiked to 140. so i dashed to the pool. when i re-tested before jumping in, my BG had spiked even higher to 169!!! OMG. i did a tiny bolus of .1 units, and jumped immediately into the pool, and i swam as hard and as fast as i possibly could to try and fend off another possible spike.
well, thankfully, when i got out to test again, i hadnt spiked any higher. i really owe that to that extra micro bolus. tomorrow, i am not planning on waiting as long on the ZB. instead of 2.5 hours off my pump, i am only going to wait 1.5 hours before jumping in. even if this means that i have to take more Gtabs along the way, i would rather do that than have to swim like a maniac with high BGs
here are today’s stats:
11am bg 110 turned off pump and did a .4 unit bolus
1pm bg 140 dashed out of my house likea maniac for the pool.
1:20 bg 169 bolused .1 units and jumped into the pool
1:50 bg 164
2:20 bg 129
2:50 bg 110 bolused 2.6 units got dressed and made a mad dash home
3:20 bg 140 bolused 1.6 units for my Boost Shakes (32gms) and an additional .2 units
3:55 bg 110 drank shakes.
just to give you a sense of what a lunatic i was swimming today: i usually swim a 1 minute lap. today i swam a 40 second lap. boy am i going to be sore tonight. i think i will take some Advil and Tylenol. i also plan to eat a hearty dinner (2 cans of tuna, which amounts to 4 servings, and 3 slices of fresh Rye bread, and an avocado.)
and just in case you are wondering, i changed out my entire pump set yesterday as well as again today just to make certain that none of these weird and unexpected BGs were the result of a bad infusion or infusion site. call me neurotic, i know, but remember, i am a perfectionist who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
i really did the very best that i could. this D can really through you off your game sometimes.
i am curious to see what this evening brings.